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The Spider Plant is a popular hanging or trailing houseplant, favourited for its easy to grow nature and long, twisting foliage that makes it perfect for decorating even the smallest of spaces. Incredibly hardy in nature, the Spider Plant is a great starter plant for those trying out their green thumb, requiring well-drained soil and bright, indirect sunlight to flourish to its full potential.

More about your Spider Plants

Probably one of the easiest to look after houseplants for beginners the spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum) gets its name from the spider like plants, or spiderettes which dangle down from the mother plant. These plants thrive better with less maintenance from you which make it an ideal office plant.

Spider plant care

Spider plants thrive in bright, indirect light but they can tolerate lower light levels as long as there is some natural light throughout the day. Variegated varieties should be kept in brighter conditions as a lack of light will cause the colours to fade. Spider plants sunburn easily so keep away from direct, unfiltered light as much as possible.

How often should I water a spider plant?

Each spider plant will need to be watered differently depending on where it is located. A good rule of thumb is to only water when the top two inches of soil have dried out. This frequency will increase during the summer, but you will soon get used to how often your plant needs to be watered. Ensure that your plant is in a well-draining pot with good soil as this plant would rather be under than overwatered.

Why are leaves of my spider plant going brown?

This is likely caused by water stress which is a common issue in spider plants. This can be caused by too much or too little moisture. You can easily counter this by ensuring the soil is well draining and that it is only watered when it needs to be.

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